7/29/2019 to 08/02/19
The Franklin City Commission voted on Monday to set this year's real estate and tangible property tax rates at 12.3 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. Last year's rates were also 12.3 cents per $100 of value meaning no change is occurring in rates.
A countywide exercise was performed Aug. 8 at the Franklin-Simpson High School to test how Simpson County agencies would react to an active shooter situation.
When the world's population reaches 10 billion in 2050, how will everyone get fed? Actually, a recent report underscored, the challenge is harder: How will everyone get fed without frying the planet?
Simpson Fiscal Court approved second and final reading of an ordinance adopting a joint city -- county solid waste franchise agreement with Scott Waste on Aug. 6. The ordinance was required in order to approve the contract with Scott Waste for combined city and county garbage collection.
The Simpson County Circuit Court Clerk Beth Fiss introduced four new ways for jurors to receive notification about court cases at the beginning of the new term.
United Way of Southern Kentucky has announced it is investing $66,500 in education, income, health, and safety net programs and services that serve Simpson County for its July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 funding period.
Scientists and policymakers from across the nation, including those from the Kentucky Division of Water, will gather at Western Kentucky University's Knicely Conference Center in Bowling Green September 17-19, 2019 to address topics and issues associated with drought.
The Annual Garden Spot 5K Run, Walk headline in the Aug. 1 edition of the Franklin Favorite indicated that the race was taking place on Saturday, Aug. 2, which was incorrect. The annual event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Aug. 10 on Franklin's downtown square.
Friends of the Goodnight Library moved their free little library that once stood behind the Goodnight Memorial Library after construction started to the square, on West Cedar Street, near the Frozen Spoon.
Local resident, Brooke Sanders, was recently accepted into the 15th Annual GRAMMY Camp program in Los Angeles, California at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music. The camp is taking place July 23-27.
Following a discussion of a proposed city-county garbage collection contract with Scott Waste, Simpson Fiscal Court decided July 16 to take no further action.
While nothing is certain until a bill passes both houses and is signed by the president, the latest news out of Congress is that in a bizarre turn of events, some bipartisan agreement to pursue a path of sensible non-confrontation may have broken out. The Associated Press reports:
The FSMS Cheerleaders are hosting a yard sale fundraiser Saturday, July 27 from 6 a.m. until noon on the campus lawn (College Street). They are taking large item donations from the community on Friday July 26 between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the FSMS gym. If unable to bring your item donation Fr…